Scott Leadingham is the news manager of all NWPB’s platforms across radio, TV and digital. He’s a born and raised Washingtonian and a lifelong appreciator of all things outdoors, particularly hiking on mountains, biking on trails, and, for some strange reason, running long distances on trails. As you’d expect, he drives a Subaru.
He’s an alumnus of Central Washington University (go Wildcats!) and Indiana University (go Hoosiers!). He’s also an Eagle Scout, yet his knowledge of intricate knots is drastically lacking.
Growing up in North Central Washington at the foot of the great Grand Coulee Dam, he spent summers backpacking in the North Cascades and Pasayten Wilderness.
The Northwest and worldwide mountaineering community is mourning the presumed loss of a well-known climber from Spokane. Jess Roskelley was climbing Howse Peak on the Alberta-British Columbia border with two others Tuesday. Continue Reading Famed Washington Climber Jess Roskelley, 2 Others Missing And Presumed Dead After Avalanche
Like most colleges, the University of Idaho in Moscow is dealing with how to control rising coronavirus cases around campus. Recent cases connected to the University’s Greek system have made the school push for more testing. Unlike nearby Washington State University in Pullman, the UI has a hybrid in-person and virtual model this fall semester. Continue Reading Idaho Colleges Look For Budget Help, Possible Enrollment Boost, During Pandemic Downturn
Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, now 90, has a gift for making riveting cinema from the minutiae of the everyday. His latest is a four-and-a-half hour documentary starring Boston City Hall, pre-COVID-19. Continue Reading FILM REVIEW: An Action-Packed Doc About Local Government? It’s All In Wiseman’s ‘City Hall’